Current Issues in the EU (AB512) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Current Issues in the EU AB512 Area Elective 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type Elective Courses
Course Level Social Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Problem Solving, Team/Group.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Dr. Dilek Yiğit
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of the course is to discuss the recent problems of the EU and analyze them in detail
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • to understand the recent problems of the EU
  • to recognize the economic, legal and foreign policy problems of the EU
  • Recognize the social porblems in the inter-state relations of the European Union
Course Content EU`s problems in economic, legal and foreign affairs dimensions.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction
2 European Integration Akçay (ed), pp. 15-50
3 Economic Problems - Euro Akçay (ed), pp. 51-68
4 Economic Problems - Aging Europe Akçay (ed), pp. 149-184
5 Legal Problems- Institutional Structure and Lisbon Treaty Akçay (ed), pp. 203-234
6 Legal Problems - Ulusal Parlamentolar ve Lisbon Treaty Akçay (ed), pp. 275-316
7 Legal Problems -The Problem of Jurisdiction and Lisbon Treaty Akçay (ed), pp. 235-274
8 Legal Problems - Free Movement Akçay (ed), pp. 349-264
9 Problems in International Relations - Foreign Policy Akçay (ed), pp. 365-396
10 Problems in International Relations - International Actorness of the EU Akçay (ed), pp. 397-.
11 Problems in International Relations - Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy Dinç 2011
12 Problems in International Relations - Middle East Küçükkeleş 2013
13 Recent Problems of the EU Conclusion - 1 No pre-reading
14 Recent Problems of the EU Conclusion - 2 No pre-reading


Course Book 1. Belgin Akçay (der) (2009) Avrupa Birliği'nin Güncel Sorunları ve Gelişmeler. Ankara: Seçkin Yayıncılık
Other Sources 2. Cengiz Dinç. 2011. Avrupa Birliği'nin Beşinci Genişlemesi Ana Temalar ve Faktörler. ESKİŞEHİR OSMANGAZİ ÜNİVERSİTESİ İİBF DERGİSİ, EKİM 2011, 6(2), 201‐233
3. Müge Küçükkeleş. 2013. AB'nin Ortadoğu Politikası ve Arap Baharına Bakışı. SETAV No. 63

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 30
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Acquiring the skills of understanding, explaining, and using the fundamental concepts and methodology of international relations. X
2 Acquiring the skills of analyzing international relations from a theoretical level. X
3 Acquiring the ability to make logical interpretations about the recent either global or national political events. X
4 Acquiring different perspectives on international relations. X
5 Improving the ability to make analyses about the current and future prospects of global and regional actors. X
6 Developing relevant academic and applied research skills in political areas. X
7 To improve the academic writing skills pertaining to the academic area. X
8 To improve the academic presentation skills pertaining to the academic area. X
9 To improve analytical thinking and independent research skills. X
10 Acquiring an open-minded behavior through encouraging critical analysis, interpretation, discussions, and/or continuous learning. X
11 Improving the ability to effectively develop arguments. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 10 140
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 1 7 7
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 147